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Over $351,000 for Westchester through state’s emergency planning fund

Westchester County is eligible for $351,492 in federal grants from the state's new $7.4 million fund for emergency planning and operational readiness for disasters.

Gov. Hochul, U.S. Senators promise storm relief help for Westchester businesses,...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYdeBwixR0I&t=35s Political muscles were being flexed in Westchester Friday as Gov. Kathy Hochul, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S Rep....

Nation’s first mobile vaccination unit opening at Bridgeport zoo

The unit is expected to handle a minimum of 250 people per day, and will administer the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Schumer: Covid package includes no-appointment vaccination centers for Hudson Valley

With the U.S. House of Representatives targeting Feb. 26 for a vote on passage of the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 Relief Package that would then...

NY pandemic unemployment benefits – $44.5B

The New York state Department of Labor this morning reported that more than $44.5 billion in unemployment benefits have been paid to New Yorkers...

More federal aid for CT workers displaced by Covid-19

In addition, the Connecticut Department of Social Services will provide over $16.5 million in Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) Benefits to nearly half of Connecticut’s SNAP participants on Sept. 17.

CT, NY receive FEMA approval for $300 weekly supplemental unemployment payments

Connecticut and New York have been approved for grants under FEMA’s Lost Wages Assistance program, which will allow both states to provide $300 per week -- on top of their regular unemployment benefit -- to those unemployed due to Covid-19. 

Lamont seeking federal funds for $300 weekly supplemental unemployment payments

If approved, the funds will “help fill the hole left when the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program expired on July 26,” the governor said, noting that "this is only a temporary backstop,”

CT gets federal emergency declaration; National Guard deployed following Isaias

Approval of the emergency declaration allows the state to request direct federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts.

Connecticut launches investigation into utilities’ Isaias performance as pols’ tempers rise

The inquiry will help "determine whether the companies are meeting their legal obligations and whether any penalties need to be applied," Gov. Ned Lamont said. "The people of Connecticut deserve better than the service they are receiving.”

An inside look at the County Center as a hospital

When the Westchester County Center was conceived by the Westchester Recreation Commission in 1924, built at a cost of $785,000 and opened on May...

COVID-19 LATEST: Momentum building for possible reopening of some CT businesses...

The loosening of social distancing efforts and a concurrent reopening of some businesses could begin in June, according to one of the co-chairs of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Board.

Ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg to organize COVID-19 tracing; 923 deaths in Westchester

Multibillionaire, former presidential candidate and three-term New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be organizing and partially funding an effort aimed at tracing contacts...

CT Bond Commission approves $1 billion package; long-delayed aid to municipalities...

The commission approved the release of $136 million in grants to cities and towns.

COVID-19 LATEST: Big jump in number of CT deaths due to...

The state’s number of COVID-19-related deaths grew by a dramatic 197 today, bringing the total to 868, though Gov. Ned Lamont said that was due mainly to a large batch of data just received by the Department of Health from the Office of the Medical Examiner.